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Mora County

  • Mora County Notebook: Old Mora Courthouse has interesting history

    The most beautiful building Mora has ever had was the old courthouse that is just a memory for some of the older people. There have been old photos and paintings made to remind the younger generation of the past. This beautiful painting was done by the artist Sylvia Ortega who lives in Guadalupita.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 1, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Cross Country.-District Tournament-Pojoaque
    Saturday
    7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ­— Benefit Dance for Greg Medina, VFW Post 1131, music by Danny Alcon/Los Paisanos
    Monday
    TBA — Mora Rangerette volleyball, District Tournament
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, MVCHS Administration Building

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: ‘Copters, police do a fine job during emergencies

    Oh! Look! It is a bird, no...it is a plane. No it is a helicopter in our hay field across the road from my house. And this isn’t the first time we have had a helicopter land in the field.

    This “bird” was a Medivac helicopter, called in by both our state police and our fire department responders to pick up the driver of a wrecked car, down our road about a mile or so.  

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora represented well at Mud Bog finals

    At the annual Northern New Mexico State Finals Mud Bog Race Championship on Oct. 12 in Española, several residents and natives of Mora placed in several categories according to their vehicle classification.
     In super modified Don Atkins was state champion and Isaac Alcon came in second in the statewide contest. Competing in the same category was Nicholas Casados also from Mora.
    In the modified category was Greg Martinez, a Mora native, who won the state championship. Also racing his vehicle was Steven Padilla.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 25, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    8 am. — Mora crosscountry, Santa Rosa
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Peñasco, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Pecos, away, junior varsity and varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: That evil bug called Tuberculosis

    I suspect quite a few of my readers have no idea what the white plague is, was. Yes, that is why so many sanatoriums where built in our western states. Tuberculosis was running rampant in the first two thirds of the last century, around this big world we live in.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mountain Mamas meet at Hatcha’s

    On Monday a large group of women who belong to the Mora Mountain Mamas converged on Hatcha’s Restaurant.
    They had a great meal and the business taken care of by Peggy Meeks. They also heard other announcements concerning the group.

    The main speaker for Monday’s meeting was Gascon resident, Editha Bartley, who kept the Mountain Mamas spell-bound as she told the story of her life and her life experiences. She is not really a stranger to those who have read her column in the Optic every Friday, normally just below this column.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 18, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute, Mora School Board Room
    Saturday
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute continues
    8 a.m. — Mora Cross Country at Santa Fe Indian School
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Dulce, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Wednesday
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Monte Del Sol, away, junior varsity and varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: No, this ranch is definitely not boring

    So what do you do on a ranch? It must be really boring way out there in the middle of nowhere. I don’t think this old ranch fits the definition of boring in any way.

    For example, in the span of one midweek afternoon here (the first week of October) our ranch yard was busy. Now yards in ranches need to be utilized for whatever comes along.

    Son John was baling hay way out there in our big meadow when the shear bolts broke on the baler, and this bent some major working parts of the machine, way in the impossible bowels of this mechanical wonder.

  • Mora County Notebook: The birth of the Cleveland Tin Man

    Those who travel on State Highway 518 north of Mora will view a giant tin man in front of the Cleveland Bar. On closer observation, he shows that he is made only of oil cans of all sizes and shapes.